Plant Profile: Gazania rigens

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Plant Profile: Gazania rigens

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 11th, 2013, 8:17 pm

Botanical Name Gazania rigens
Family Asteraceae
Genus Gazania
Specie rigens
Local Name in Urdu
Common Name Gazania, Treasure Flower
Life Cycle Perennials
Cultivar Name
Fragrant or Not No
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) Herbaceous
Height 6-12 in.
Spacing 6-9 in.
Flowering Months Late spring-early summer
Flower Color Red
Orange
Bright Yellow
Brown/Bronze
Growing Areas all Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure Full Sun
Soil pH Tolerent
Propagation by seed
Uses ornamental plant
Other Details Gazania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa. They produce large, daisy-like composite flowers in brilliant shades of yellow and orange, over a long period.Gazanias are grown for the brilliant colour of their flowerheads which appear in the late spring and are often in bloom throughout the summer into autumn. They prefer a sunny position and are tolerant of dryness and poor soils. Gazanias grow in rosette form with attractive notched leaves. Flowers rise 8 to 12 inches on short stems. They're white, pink, bronze, red, yellow, and orange with banded markings. Flowers close on cloudy days.Gazanias prefer full sun and moderately fertile but well-drained soil. They don't like heavy soil in hot, humid climates.
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Re: Gazania rigens

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 16th, 2013, 10:43 pm

Drought-Sun tolerant. Plant will refuse to perform other than full sun conditions as flower require sun energy to open and close.
Respect planting distances that is minimum 1 foot, as its a perennial and will gradually grow bushier through new growth from ground. Dwarf varieties can be planted closer.
Makes a mound, can be used as ground cover.
Seed pods require atleast a 20-25 days to mature.
Seizes flowering in hotter months but will spring back in fall and will continue to flower even in winter months.
If transplanted, plant will appear as if dead...however transplant will regain its composure in 15 days, This be patient after transplanting.
Continue watering in non-flowering period or plant can suffer in hotter months.

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Re: Gazania rigens

Post by riaz » January 15th, 2014, 5:56 pm

I killed many Gazanias and not willing to kill more... whenever I buy them from nurseries they died in few days :-(
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Re: Gazania rigens

Post by Izhar » January 16th, 2014, 9:43 am

Riaz, as Farhan has already mentioned... without full sun, gazania will not perform...

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Re: Plant Profile: Gazania rigens

Post by Yaser » March 2nd, 2015, 4:38 pm

can gazania seeds be sown in spring?

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Re: Plant Profile: Gazania rigens

Post by Izhar » March 2nd, 2015, 5:32 pm

In cooler areas like abbottabad, Muree, Sawat, Balakot they can be sown in spring

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